King and Queen - FKSPCA

Fantasy Fest King and Queen 2023

Bestowing a crown upon a Key West resident to become King and Queen of Fantasy Fest is an annual fundraising event in Key West benefitting the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Florida Keys SPCA). The Florida Keys SPCA is the largest animal welfare organization in the Florida Keys serving our community from Key West to Marathon. Formed in 1999, they are celebrating 25 Years of Protecting Pets in Paradise in 2024.

FKSPCA Building

The Florida Keys SPCA’s Mission is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals through compassionate care, adoption, education, population control and humane law enforcement. They are the Center for Animal Welfare & Education, helping homeless and community owned animals and the people who love them.

Neonimals - Fantasy Fest Royal Campaign 2024

Friday, September 6th, 2024 will be the Kick Off for the FANTASY FEST Royal Campaign of 2024, hosted at the Key West Theater.

Call for Fantasy Fest King & Queen Candidates

Following Kick Off, a wildly-varied array of events, held over 6 weeks, are individually-staged by Candidates, plus all-Candidate events that unite the campaigns…including a spin on the 'American Idol' singing competition, a randy and raucous Sunday BINGO, as well as mixers and auctions at familiar island venues.

The Royal Court, their campaign team and other key agency supporters all appear prominently in the Saturday evening Duval Street parade on a float designed specifically to highlight their financial achievement.

The Royal Coronation Ball is held on Friday, October 18th, 2024 at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront where the Candidates who raise the most money for the Florida Keys SPCA will be crowned.

Fantasy Fest Royal Court 2023

The Royal Court of 2023, King Ben Hennington, Queen Tangela Torres, Duchess Vicki Rowden, Duke Shawn Montgomery and Duke Donald Wells, together raised a record breaking $587,375 for the animals. The unexpected windfall in the amount received over their fundraising goal enabled the FKSPCA to achieve the dream of purchasing a Mobile Spay/Neuter and Wellness Unit. Once completed, this unit will provide valuable, and affordable, services not only to the pets in our community, but to residents and pet owners through MM70. Without the generosity shown by our community during the Royal Campaign for King & Queen, this fantasy would have never become a reality. The van is in production now and will be ready to show at the Royal Coronation Ball 2024!